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From Confession to Reconciliation and Back: Sacramental Penance

W. David Myers

in From Trent to Vatican II

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780195178067
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784905 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195178068.003.0014
 From Confession to Reconciliation and Back: Sacramental Penance

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This chapter explores changes in sacramental penance. It is shown that the form of confession prevalent today is a product of the High Middle Ages and the religious reforms of the Council of Trent. Modern devotion to the sacrament signaled by frequent reception is a relatively recent phenomenon that has varied greatly since the Council of Trent.

Keywords: Sacramental penance; confession; Council of Trent; Vatican II; High Middle Ages; devotion

Chapter.  11467 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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